.avi in quicktime??

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  1. miTunes75 macrumors 6502

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    I have a mac mini that i purchased from the apple store in august. I cannot seem to get it to play .avi files. I just get a white screen.

    what can I do to make this work?
     
  2. telecomm macrumors 65816

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    .avi isn't really a single file type, it's basically a container, and the stuff inside can be any of a number of different codecs. Your options here are either to install all the necessary codecs (once you figure out exactly what you need), or to use something like VLC player, which basically plays everything you can throw at it.

    I'd recommend using VLC.
     
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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  4. platypus63 macrumors regular

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    Perian and Flip4Mac is what I'd recommend too. Works well with front row and finder previews where VLC doesn't
     
  5. DavidCar macrumors 6502a

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    I just downloaded and installed Perian based on this recommendation, and I can get some files from this site to play after download, but I can't play them on the site. I get a Q?.

    http://graphics.stanford.edu/~fedkiw/
     

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